Course Spotlight: Nova Sword
As we prepare to start our third term for the Nova Sword module, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the first two sessions and also shed some light on what prospective students can expect from the various course packages.
When we decided to start BrushForge, we knew that we wanted our inaugural course to be catered towards beginners who are interested in learning design and hand-painting textures in a stylized format. At the same time, we also wanted to offer something that would be challenging for intermediate students looking to refine and level up their skills. The result was our sci-fi Nova Sword weapon.
Metal is one of the most highly requested materials that we are asked to demonstrate and our Nova Sword tutorial videos addresses that in-depth among many other topics. The entire process from concept to modeling, uv unwrapping, texturing, special effects, and final presentation is covered in the course of 8 hours and split among 6 tutorial videos. The videos alone are available for purchase through our Bronze package here. This is ideal for those who prefer to learn at their own pace and try their hand at replicating the Nova Sword.
For our Silver and Gold students, we delved deeper and challenged them to create their own weapons from scratch based on the principles outlined in the tutorial videos. Following 8 weeks of mentoring, 4 live streams, multiple paint overs, and guidance on the private forum, our students produced some fantastic pieces that truly surpassed our expectations. A complete gallery of their finished work can be viewed here. Although the topics for the live sessions are predetermined, our students had the opportunity to request specific demonstrations and spontaneous paint overs. The active engagement from our motivated students created highly enjoyable streams and friendships that we have seen extend beyond the classroom.
Enrollment for our Nova Sword module is ongoing and interested students are encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.